The programme of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design is part of Oslo National Academy of the Arts, which originating from the Royal Norwegian Drawing School from 1818. The school has now developed to a contemporary multidisciplinary art institution with departments in Design, Crafts, Fine Arts and Performing Arts. We find this set up very inspiring and fruitful for our agenda, where our programme is in-between several disciplines, taking advantages of the rich dialogue with multiple voices.

Our common agenda is to work with the social space and with the objects and things related to it. We see this as a framework of our society’s cultures that we wish to engage with. We eschew of making fixed definition of our disciplines, but rather challenge the students to investigate the peripheries.

Our pedagogical approach is based on a critical dialogue and collaborative learning. The ideology is to prepare our students for the uncertain future, to be able to explore those emerging territories with professional skills.

BA courses offer studies for each student to build their in depth professional skills and knowledge palette within the disciplines of spatial and object design. The courses have main focus on practice based studio work.

MA courses enable every student to elevate their design abilities to advanced design practices. The aim is to contribute to the critical discourses in the continuously redefined design professions and to educate active leaders within the field. The studio practices are explored as design research.


  • Toni Kauppila
    Head of Programme
  • Sigurd Strøm
    Professor in Furniture Design
  • Vigdis Ruud
    Associate Professor in Spatial Design
  • Karin Knott
    Associate Professor in Spatial Design
  • Isak Wisløff
    Assistant Professor in Furniture Design
  • Patrick Grung
    Assistant Professor


  • 1MA
  • Sindre Buraas
  • Anna Marthea Øren
  • Sana Khan Niazi
  • Nina Havermans
  • Hallbjørn Kjellson Hognestad
  • Finn Robert Jensen
  • Marcus Voraa
  • Jens Kristoffer Bøyesen Vik
  • 2MA
  • Ali Gallefoss
  • Herman Kathle Ødegaard
  • İlayda Keskinaslan
  • Tie Li
  • Kristiina Veinberg
  • Chuan Jiang
  • 1BA
  • Marius Gammelgaard Aaserud
  • Louise Hessling
  • Sam Valentin Hübner
  • Mathilde Iversen Orlich
  • Lea Lilay
  • Doina Kvalvik
  • Jens-Martin Misund Moland
  • Jonas Oppedal
  • Fabio Jose Ruiz Perdomo
  • Christian Edvard-Magnus Sandbye
  • Matilde Wedzicha
  • Therese Modin
  • 2BA
  • Niels Peter Torp Bie
  • Maren Kjelgaard Bredesen
  • Charlotte Mathilde Friis
  • Alise Hagen
  • Hajer Khalil
  • Marthine Kjennerud
  • Kevin Kurang
  • Christophe Kvalheim Boulmer
  • Oda Severine Lillehagen
  • Ingveig Nodland
  • Jonathan Adonay Padilla Santos
  • Josephine Sassu
  • Hanne Tingleff
  • Amina Winkler
  • 3BA
  • Vega Drake Carlsson
  • Christine Dybing
  • Hedda Grading
  • Celine Grimnes
  • Jennifer Lundinner
  • Johnny Huynh
  • Bill Mobech
  • Julie Martine Paulsen
  • Frida Kaul Varøystrand
  • Marte Elise Nesdal

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